Former Young Doctors actor Philip Quast and experienced
performer Tim Eliott are the latest additions to the ever-increasing
cast of Sons and Daughters.
The two began filming in the series' Seven Network studios
in Sydney last week. Twenty-seven-year-old Philip, who appeared
as Rod Hawkins in the final few episodes of The Young Doctors,
has been signed to play Bob Mitchell.
"He has a problem with his fiery temper and that gets him into
trouble a fair bit. He spends a lot of his time dealing with
that," Philip said. "He's very touchy, got a bit of a chip on
his shoulder, and when his temper flares up he is potentially
dangerous. I've been doing mostly theatre. Television, I've
found, is a difficult medium for me. It's high pressure stuff
and, as relaxation is a little bit of a problem for me, it's
like throwing yourself in at the deep end," he said.
He is happy to have been signed for 13 weeks: "I think that
will be enough for me at the moment. I wouldn't like to have
a really long-term one. It can be such a drain."
For experienced actor Tim Eliott, his recent addition to the
series cast as Nat Fisher, ex-husband of Irene (Judy Nunn) and
father of Todd (Michael Winchester), is his second appearance
in the show. He played a character called Brian Ingleton in
1982 episodes of the series.
By: Stephen Cook